McMorris Rodgers Votes to Protect Eastern Washington’s Students

McMorris Rodgers Votes to Protect Eastern Washington’s Students


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted today to make college more affordable for students in Eastern Washington and all across America.  In a largely bipartisan vote, the House passed H.R. 1911, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 , which moves all new federal student loans to a permanent, market-based interest rate.

“As the first in my family to have graduated from college – and as someone who is still paying off my own student loans – I know firsthand the challenges students face when it comes to paying for school,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “That’s why I am proud the House voted today to remove politics from students’ wallets and give them long-term certainty as they pursue their careers. In an economy that is deeply rooted in education and innovation, I am proud to help Eastern Washington’s students find jobs and pursue greater educational opportunities,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. 

“The House has been working on a solution for student loans for months, and I am glad Eastern Washington’s students no longer have to pay the price for the Senate’s inaction. I look forward to getting this bill to the President’s desk and signed into law as soon as possible.”

Rep. McMorris Rodgers recently wrote an op-ed in USA Today addressing the student loan crisis. You can read the full op-ed here.


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